NOAH BENNET, Heroes, "Chapter Eighteen 'Brave New World'" (2010)
Only after disaster can we be resurrected.
TYLER DURDEN, Fight Club (1999)
When we say things like "People don't change", it drives scientists crazy. Because change is literally the only constant in all of science. Energy, matter, it's always changing. Morphing. Merging. Growing. Dying. It's the way people try not to change that's unnatural. The way we cling to what things were instead of letting them be what they are. The way we cling to old memories instead of forming new ones. The way we insist on believing, despite every scientific indication, that anything in this lifetime is permanent. Change is constant. How we experience change, that's up to us. It can feel like death, or it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment we can have another chance at life.
DR. MEREDITH GREY, Grey's Anatomy, "With You I'm Born Again" (2010)
Lasting change can only come from within.
AHSOKA TANO, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, "The Academy" (2010)
The more things change, the more they stay the same. I'm not sure who the first person was who said that. Probably Shakespeare. Or maybe Sting. But at the moment, it's the sentence that best explains my tragic flaw, my inability to change. I don't think I'm alone in this. The more I get to know other people, the more I realize it's kind of everyone's flaw. Staying exactly the same for as long as possible, standing perfectly still...it feels safer somehow. And if you are suffering, at least the pain is familiar. Because if you took that leap of faith, went outside the box, did something unexpected...who knows what other pain might be out there, waiting for you. Chances are it could be even worse. So you maintain the status quo. Choose the road already traveled and it doesn't seem that bad. Not as far as flaws go. You're not a drug addict. You're not killing anyone, except maybe yourself a little. When we finally do change, I don't think it happens like an earthquake or an explosion, where all of a sudden we're like this different person. I think it's smaller than that. The kind of thing most people wouldn't even notice unless they looked at us really close. Which, thank God, they never do. But you notice it. Inside you, that change feels like a world of difference. And you hope this is it, this is the person you get to be forever...that you'll never have to change again.
EPHRAM BROWN, Everwood, "My Brother's Keeper" (2003)
Change is never easy...there's always a cost.
THOMAS, The Event, "Face Off" (2011)
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